December 3, 2015
    Week of Dec. 3
Hope and hilarity Chuck Terrill
    Santa and Jesus: fact vs. fiction
Valley Center Municipal Court
    November dispositions
Bel Aire
Sports center gets bond approval for major expansion David Dinell
    Next Level, 5260 N. Toler Drive, opened last November, but the concept has been so well received, company officials now want to expand it. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
    Dec. 4 through 10
    Week of Dec. 3
From the library Janice Sharp, director
    Unsold books, magazines find good home
Out of the office Chris Strunk
    Hensley sure had a way with words
The View from Sunflower Gardens Marilyn Bentley
    Past events make your life interesting
    Betty Lou “Boots" Benton died Nov. 26, 2015.
    Catha “Carlene" Johnson, 95, died Nov. 25, 2015. She was a retired teacher from USD 259.
    Emma Victoria “Vicki" (King) Truman, 65, of Valley Center, died Nov. 28, 2015. She was a retired office administrator from Koch Industries.
    Fred James Howard Haney, 88, of Park City, died Nov. 22, 2015. He was a retired Cessna engineer.
    Herman “Leon" Moore died Nov. 22, 2015.
    Patricia Irene (Edwards) Scott, 73, of Wichita, died Nov. 30, 2015. She was retired from USD 262.
    Ramona Jean (Churchman) Hare, 84, of Park City, died Nov. 28, 2015. She was a retired secretary from Nance Speed Equipment.
    Richard Hensley, 55, died Dec. 1, 2015.
It’s time to give to others
    In the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there are many ways to show compassion toward people in need right here in our own communities.
    Week of Dec. 3
Heard on Main Street
Heard on Main Street
    Week of Dec. 3
Letters to the Editor
Residency issue for cemetery not right
‘Bye Bye Birdie’ an enjoyable show
    My husband Bill and I were in the audience of the Valley Center High School performances of the musical “Bye Bye Birdie." We were impressed on several levels with the professionalism exhibited by the actors, singers and dancers in the production.
Looking Back
Looking Back
    Week of Dec. 3
Park City
Park City police building to undergo repair David Dinell
    When Park City Police Chief Phil Bostian is in the department's squad room at its 53rd Street facility and looks east, he sees an unwelcomed sight: daylight through cracks in the wall.
Police & Fire
Blotter Buzz
    Week of Dec. 3
Kechi police reports
    Nov. 23 through 29
Park City police reports
    Nov. 17 through 24
Valley Center police reports and fire calls
Experience, depth abound for ‘new’ coach Randy Fisher
    A fixture around Valley Center athletics for many years, Trent Preheim is back with the high school girls basketball program, this time as head coach. Despite a six-year absence, he's not unfamiliar with the players.
    Week of Dec. 3
Hornets expect big year with top wrestlers returning Taylor Messick
    After finding success with one of its youngest teams in recent memory last season, the Valley Center High School wrestling squad looks to improve on last year's performance with an experienced and diverse team.
Inexperience, lack of depth greet new coach Randy Fisher
    In the last five years, Ty Unrau compiled a 60-50 record as the head basketball coach at Douglass High School. During that same time, Valley Center High School's boys were 26-79.
Middle school girls post one win against Salina South The News staff
    Head coach Laura Jordan said despite just one win, “We learned a lot about ourselves and the areas we need to improve upon for the rest of the season."
Rock band Reverse Order delivers anti-bullying message Chris Strunk
    With an anti-bullying message, the three-member band performed six songs and introduced six words that could help students: Passion, Attitude, Respect, Trust, Thoughtfulness and You (which intentionally misspelled party)
School menus
    Dec. 7 through 11
Upcoming games and matches
    Dec. 3 through 12
VCMS boys win one in opener The News staff
    The Valley Center Middle School basketball teams opened the season at Salina South Middle School Dec. 1
Sheriff's reports
    Nov. 22 through 28
Valley Center
City issues 13 permits in Nov. The News staff
    Of that number, two were for new residences.
City sets record with new home starts Chris Strunk
    The city has seen the most new home starts in its history this year.
Councilman urges talks over fate of Senior Club Chris Strunk
    The Valley Center City Council member asked the council to consider extending the city's contract with senior director Cathy Sexton until the council could explore other options for the organization.
Fire department keeps busy
    Valley Center firefighters Lonnie Tormey and Phil Tennissen leave an apartment at the Brookfield Apartment complex where a fire was reported Nov. 25.
Holiday lighting ceremony moves The News staff
    The Christmas season in Valley Center will officially begin Dec. 4 with the lighting of the community tree in McLaughlin Park.
Passenger gives false name, panics The News staff
    The night could have gone a little easier for the passenger in a vehicle stopped by Valley Center police Nov. 25 had he just told the truth.
Police: Driver in hit-and-run, wreck The News staff
    A Hutchinson woman was cited Nov. 25 for hit-and-run, driving with a suspended license, no proof of insurance and inattentive driving after her vehicle crashed into another vehicle in Valley Center, left the scene and then wrecked about three miles away.
Ropin’ a team title Chris Strunk
    Valley Center cowboys part of winning ranch

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